IT Coalition (ITC) provides IT and business solutions to civilian, intelligence, and defense customers. For Greg Fitzgerald, President of ITC, the pandemic not only brought on new challenges trying to manage the logistics of ITC’s 1200-plus employees, but also coincided with a tricky business decision for the company.
As the nation’s largest Certified Public Accounting firm dedicated exclusively to serving Federal government customers, Kearney is tasked with a formidable challenge: helping the U.S. Federal Government maintain and improve the overall effectiveness, efficiency, and accuracy of its financial operations.
For Computer World Services, Sandy Spring Bank’s Knowledge of the Government Contracting Sector Sets It Apart from Others
In the 30 years since Frank Hameed founded Computer World Services (CWS), the company’s growth has been exponential. Starting as a one-person outfit in 1990 providing training to DISA engineers in the transition to then-new Voice over IP networks, today CWS is a significant player in the network integration sector, operating worldwide with more than 400 employees serving more than 20 federal agencies.
The Kenjya-Trusant Group, LLC, is a government contractor that provides technical support services for federal agencies and Principal and CFO, Vince Marucci, knows how important their banking needs are. Having been in business for over 15 years, one of the things they believed in was long-term relationships. Since switching to Sandy Spring Bank, it didn’t take long for Marucci to realize they’re a really good match.
It was just over 10 years ago, in October 2010, that Axiom Resource Management selected Sandy Spring Bank. How does Axiom Senior Vice President of Finance Tekle Afeworki rate the choice? “The calendar tells the story. Sandy Spring Bank has been our bank for a decade,” he said. “In those years, we had been approached many times by other banks, but I can tell you those have been fairly short conversations.”
When Getting Bigger as a Company Drives You to Find a Smaller Bank: Kranze Technology Solutions and Sandy Spring Bank are a Perfect Fit
Founded a little over 12 years ago, Illinois-based Kranze Technology Solutions designs and builds high-tech digital equipment, primarily for use by the U.S. military. For the first couple of years, the company operated using a fairly modest line of credit extended to it by the major national bank with which it was then working.
Before choosing Sandy Spring Bank a little over five years ago, Quadrant Inc. had worked with “about six different banks,” says Quadrant CEO and founder Cait Vargas-Cissel. “We tried lots of different banks and, lots of different kinds of banks, but we never found one that felt like a partner until we came to Sandy Spring Bank.”
When Bruce E. Lansdowne founded Trinity Technology Partners in 2008, he knew he could grow the business on a fast track but finding the right banking partner to help fuel that growth was a critical piece of the puzzle. Bottom line: Lansdowne wanted a bank that was big enough to fulfill all of Trinity’s needs but small enough that he could have a direct relationship with the decision makers at his bank.